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2012 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
 
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Presidential Nominating Process
County Caucus: Saturday 14 April 20121
Non-binding Primary: Tuesday 15 May 2012 (cancelled)
State Convention: Thursday 14 June - Saturday 16 June 2012
Democrats
CandidateState
Convention
Delegates
Selected
Delegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor Vote
Obama, Barack Hussein1,400 100.00%27.0  87.10%31.0 100.00%
Uncommitted 4.0  12.90% 
(available)   
Total1,400 100.00%31.0 100.00%31.0 100.00%

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Idaho Primaries for Statewide offices and Congress
 
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The delegate selection processes herein was updated 25 May 2011 per the Draft 2012 Delegate Selection Plan of March 2011.

Starting on Tuesday 20 March 2012, a 15% pledged delegate bonus is awarded when clusters of 3 or more neighboring states (Idaho, Kansas, Nebraska, and Wyoming) begin on the same date (14 April 2012).

The state receives a 10% pledged delegate bonus for starting in Stage II (April).


   

Participation in Idaho State's delegate selection process is open to all voters who wish to participate as Democrats. All citizens of the United States who will be 18 years by the next general election, reside in the State of Idaho, and publicly declare themselves to be participating as Democrats and that they will not participate in the nominating process of any other party for the corresponding election shall be allowed to participate.

Saturday 14 April 2012: Idaho Democratic Party's first tier County Caucuses meet in each county. 18 of 31 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders in proportion to the percentage of the support each candidate receives in each Congressional District. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be allocated National Convention delegates at the congressional district level.

  • 18 district delegates are to be allocated proportionally to presidential contenders based on the results in each of the State's 2 congressional districts. (numbers are from 29 September 2011)
    • CD 1: 9
    • CD 2: 9

In addition, each County Caucus chooses delegates to the Idaho State Democratic Convention based on presidential preference.

  • The County Caucus chooses the county's delegates to the Idaho State Convention. Such delegates to the State Convention are allocated to presidential contenders in proportion to the percentage of the support each candidate received at the County Caucus- a mandatory 15 percent threshold being required for such allocation.
Saturday 14 April County Caucuses / District Conventions
Contest
 Pop
Vote
Qual
Vote
Del
CD1  9
CD2  9
Delegates  18
 

Tuesday 15 May 2012 (cancelled): Idaho Democratic non-binding Primary. Today's primary has no effect on delegate allocation.

1 March 2012: Governor C.L. Butch Otter (Republican) signed H391. The bill abolishes the 2012 Presidential Primary.
 

Thursday 14 June - Saturday 16 June 2012 : The Idaho State Democratic Convention meets. 9 of 31 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders in proportion to the percentage of the support each candidate receives at the State Convention. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be allocated National Convention delegates at the statewide level.

  • 9 delegates are pledged to presidential contenders based on the support each candidate receives at the State Convention as a whole.
    • 6 at-large National Convention delegates
    • 3 Pledged PLEOs

National Convention District delegates are elected according to the results of the Saturday 14 April 2012 Caucuses.

National Convention Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates are elected according to the results of the Sunday 10 June 2012 State Convention.

The remaining 4 National Convention delegates consist of

  • 4 Unpledged PLEO delegates:
    • 4 Democratic National Committee members.
    • 0 Members of Congress (0 Senators and 0 Representatives).
    • 0 Governors.
    • 0 Distinguished Party Leaders.

These 4 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".

Saturday 16 June 2012 State Convention
Contest
 Pop
Vote
Qual
Vote
Del
PLEO  3
At-Large  6
Delegates  9

Notes:

Idaho HB 60 was signed by Governor Butch Otter on 23 February 2011. The law changes the state' s Partisan and the Presidential Primaries from the 4th to the 3rd Tuesday in May (15 May 2012). Statutory Election Information.

On 13 April 2011, Governor Butch Otter signed House Bill 351. This bill allows a party to decide on whether to hold an open, closed, or modified open primary.

19 January 2012: Election bill HB 391 would abolish the 2012 Presidential primaries (neither the Democrats nor the Republicans will nominate delegates in 2012 by primary). HB 392 abolishes the Presidential primaries and moves the statewide primary for other offices from May to August.

9 February 2012: Idaho House of Representatives passes HB 391 56-12.

1 March 2012: Governor C.L. Butch Otter (Republican) signed H391. The bill abolishes the 2012 Presidential Primary.


Delegation to the National Convention

Idaho Delegation (as posted at http://www.democrats.org/2012-convention-delegate-list, 20 August 2012)

 
NameResidence
David BieterBoise
Diane BilyeuPocatello
William (Bill) J BonnerMeridan
Carolyn BoyceBoise
Sally Boynton BrownBoise
Jordan BradyBoise
Darin BrunstadDeary
Jeanne BuellWorley
Stephen CookeMoscow
Brian C CroninBoise
Dennis DesmondWorley
Sean FayPocatello
Colleen FellowsBoise
James A FletcherPocatello
Sheila GaryHayden Lake
Pete GertonsonLewiston
Larry GrantFruitland
Cynthia (Cindy) GrossBoise
Leroy HayesTwin Falls
Cindy HedgeBoise
Morgan HillBoise
Kelly HoganBoise
Melanie HutchinsonTwin Falls
Paulette JordanPlummer
Don KershnerBoise
Edgar MalepeaiPocatello
Jennifer MartinezNampa
Karen NunnallyNampa
Lisa ProchnowCoeur d'Alene
Elisabeth RatcliffGarden City
Ilene RounsefellWendell
John RuscheLewiston
Christina RutledgeCaldwell
Steve ScanlinBoise
Deborah SilverTwin Falls
Andrea WassnerBoise
Michael WeaverMoscow
Elliot WerkBoise
Silas C WhitmanLapwai
Albert Wilkerson Jr.Athol

Links Links to other web sites

Election Authority
  Idaho Secretary of State Election Division
  IdahoVotes.gov
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Idaho Legislature
Democratic
  Idaho Democratic Party
Media & others
  Coeur d'Alene Press
  Idaho Press-Tribune
  Idaho Public Television
  KIFI TV - ABC - Idaho Falls
  KMVT TV-11 (CBS - Twin Falls)
  KTVB TV - NBC - Boise
  Moscow-Pullman Daily News
  Pocatello Idaho State Journal
  Politics1.com - Idaho
  South Idaho Press
  The Challis Messenger
  The Idaho Statesman - Boise
  The Lewiston Tribune
  The MountainGoat Report
  The Times-News - Twin Falls
  Wood River Journal - Hailey

1 Democratic Party's "First Determining Step" of the delegate selection process.

 


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  30 December 2009 - Democratic Change Commission's Recommendations for the 2012 Presidential Nominating Process  
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  Primaries at a Glance  
 
Documentation
  Historical Analysis of the Presidential Nominating Process  
  Historical Analysis of the apportionment of delegate votes at the National Conventions of the two major parties  
  Primary/Caucus/Convention Glossary  
  Statutory Election Information of the Several states / Presidential Primary  
  Dates of PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARIES re: selection and/or allocation/distribution of Delegates to Major Party National Conventions  
 
  Major Third Party (Constitution, Green, Libertarian) Presidential Nomination Process  
 
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